The table below looks at the statistics for Stress Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Stress Testing over the 3 months to 1 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Stress Testing
Rank 166 174 182
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +8
Contract jobs citing Stress Testing 3 26 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.090% 0.44% 0.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.11% 0.55% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 25 26
Median daily rate £531 £600 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.45% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £466 £430 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £596 £625 £569
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £363 £306
% change year-on-year
-3.44% +18.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £33.50
Stress Testing
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2837 4687 4722
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 85.07% 80.09% 79.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 2310 3704 3547
Median daily rate £475 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.70% +2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 50 39
Median hourly rate £19.00 £24.50 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.44% +13.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £15.64 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £60.40 £53.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

Stress Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the City of London region citing Stress Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Stress Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Stress Testing
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Stress Testing across the City of London region.

Stress Testing Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Stress Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Stress Testing across the City of London region over the 3 months to 1 July 2016.

Stress Testing Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Stress Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Stress Testing across the City of London region.

Stress Testing Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Stress Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 1 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Stress Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Stress Testing.

1 12 (63.16%) Finance
1 12 (63.16%) Credit Risk
1 12 (63.16%) Market Risk
2 9 (47.37%) Banking
3 8 (42.11%) Derivative
3 8 (42.11%) Business Analysis
4 7 (36.84%) Investment Banking
5 6 (31.58%) SQL
5 6 (31.58%) Fixed Income
6 5 (26.32%) SDLC
6 5 (26.32%) Credit Derivative
6 5 (26.32%) Risk Management
6 5 (26.32%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (26.32%) Project Management
7 4 (21.05%) IBM
8 3 (15.79%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (15.79%) Integration Testing
8 3 (15.79%) OTC Derivatives
8 3 (15.79%) Analytics
8 3 (15.79%) Change Management
8 3 (15.79%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (15.79%) Murex
8 3 (15.79%) Algorithmics
8 3 (15.79%) XML
9 2 (10.53%) Data Modelling
9 2 (10.53%) C++
9 2 (10.53%) Sybase
9 2 (10.53%) Star Schema
9 2 (10.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 2 (10.53%) SPSS

Stress Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.26%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (10.53%) SPSS
2 1 (5.26%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (26.32%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (10.53%) Big Data
2 2 (10.53%) Relational Database
2 2 (10.53%) Star Schema
3 1 (5.26%) NoSQL
3 1 (5.26%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (5.26%) RDBMS
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (10.53%) PowerDesigner
2 1 (5.26%) HP UFT
2 1 (5.26%) JIRA
2 1 (5.26%) LoadRunner
2 1 (5.26%) Subversion
General
1 12 (63.16%) Finance
2 9 (47.37%) Banking
3 7 (36.84%) Investment Banking
4 2 (10.53%) Front Office
5 1 (5.26%) Billing
Job Titles
1 9 (47.37%) Analyst
2 7 (36.84%) Business Analyst
2 7 (36.84%) Risk Analyst
3 6 (31.58%) Risk Business Analyst
4 4 (21.05%) Market Risk Analyst
4 4 (21.05%) Market Risk Business Analyst
5 3 (15.79%) Credit Analyst
5 3 (15.79%) Credit Risk Analyst
5 3 (15.79%) Developer
6 2 (10.53%) Business IT Analyst
6 2 (10.53%) Consultant
6 2 (10.53%) Credit Risk Business Analyst
6 2 (10.53%) Data Modeller
6 2 (10.53%) IT Analyst
6 2 (10.53%) IT Business Analyst
6 2 (10.53%) IT Risk Analyst
7 1 (5.26%) C# Developer
7 1 (5.26%) C++ Developer
7 1 (5.26%) Senior Tester
7 1 (5.26%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.79%) XML
2 1 (5.26%) .NET
2 1 (5.26%) HTML
2 1 (5.26%) HTML5
2 1 (5.26%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 12 (63.16%) Credit Risk
1 12 (63.16%) Market Risk
2 8 (42.11%) Derivative
3 6 (31.58%) Fixed Income
4 5 (26.32%) Credit Derivative
5 3 (15.79%) OTC Derivatives
6 2 (10.53%) Data Structures
6 2 (10.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (10.53%) Management Information System
6 2 (10.53%) Reference Data
7 1 (5.26%) Computer Science
7 1 (5.26%) Economics
7 1 (5.26%) Grid Computing
7 1 (5.26%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.26%) Linux
1 1 (5.26%) Unix
1 1 (5.26%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (42.11%) Business Analysis
2 5 (26.32%) Project Management
2 5 (26.32%) Risk Management
2 5 (26.32%) SDLC
3 3 (15.79%) Analytics
3 3 (15.79%) Change Management
3 3 (15.79%) Integration Testing
3 3 (15.79%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (15.79%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (10.53%) Data Flow Diagram
4 2 (10.53%) Data Management
4 2 (10.53%) Data Modelling
4 2 (10.53%) Load Testing
4 2 (10.53%) Logical Data Model
4 2 (10.53%) Multithreading
4 2 (10.53%) Requirements Analysis
5 1 (5.26%) Greeks
5 1 (5.26%) Manual Testing
5 1 (5.26%) PRINCE
5 1 (5.26%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (31.58%) SQL
2 2 (10.53%) C++
3 1 (5.26%) C#
3 1 (5.26%) Korn
3 1 (5.26%) MATLAB
3 1 (5.26%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (5.26%) CFA
1 1 (5.26%) Degree
1 1 (5.26%) PMI Certification
1 1 (5.26%) PMP
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) Control-M
1 1 (5.26%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (21.05%) IBM
2 3 (15.79%) Algorithmics
2 3 (15.79%) Murex
3 2 (10.53%) Sybase
4 1 (5.26%) HP
4 1 (5.26%) Oracle